JEFBOT.01_Axis Powerson August 6, 2007 at 12:01 am
Woo-hoo! It’s up! Here it is, folks: the first strip in what I hope to be a long run for my webcomic, JEFBOT. I feel like I should write something profound, to, well, mark the occasion, but nothing comes to mind. Hmmm… Come back tomorrow for the next strip and maybe I’ll have thought of something important to say. Most likely you’ll have forgotten though, and I’ll be off the hook.
Okay, so this first one’s called Axis Powers and came about through some experiences of mine. Basically, I’ve pretty much been using the line “I’m the Axis Powers made flesh” since elementary school, whenever someone would ask what nationality I was. I thought I was pretty clever at the time, but nowadays, away from the playground, it’s really more creepy than clever. Especially when I’m in the office of a talent agent who could possibly represent me. It occurred to me after one such interview that saying the line was probably not endearing me to these people, nor was it appropriate in any way. Probably more the exact opposite if nothing else. So, I made it a point not to use that line anymore, except among friends or schoolmates. Unfortunately, after a close friend of mine referred me to an agent for possible representation, the opportunity arose when I was asked my nationality, and although the agent’s response was more confusion than fear after the words came out of my mouth, I once again was reminded why I should end responding this way. I just can’t help it, but I do use my powers for good.
Thank you for sharing!
Awesome dude. Now I officially hate you 🙂
Bravo!! Worth the wait…almost.Just kidding it rocks.
Holy moly! I smell success! It boggles my mind that any “Hollywood types” might not be amused with your presentation of your heritage.
I love it!
what are you the decider – only after you approve it!!
woo-hoo! am seriously relieved you guys like it. was crazy nervous before pushing the button to finally post it. thanks!
yes! i AM the decider! you cannot be trusted!!! i kid. but since i sent out a mass email promoting the comic, i knew i would get a ton of spam in return (it’s only fair). as long as the comments are about the comic or site though, i’ll send it through, good or bad.
Amazing funny stuff Jeff! So talented! Can’t wait to see tomorrows! Keep me on your mailing list! – mcx
CONGRATULATIONSIES!!!!!! HIlarious! Love it! You are brilliant!!!! I heart you!
Woo hoo! This rocks! The world just became a better place 🙂
This is why you’re ALIVE, ALIVE and not a waste of rotting putrid human flesh, you are truly golden. We loves you precious!
er, um… thanks!!! i love you, too?
THIS IS THE BEST WEBCOMIC I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE OF HAVING EYES!!! Truly genius. But more importantly, that sexy character with the backwards hat…oh my goodness does he take up a lot of ink. You should be very proud and so should all of the Los Angeles casting directors. Maybe you’ll get in the CSA.
yeah, that guy with the backwards hat is costing me too much in digital ink and paints. can’t afford to draw him again ’til friday.
I love you.
i think i’m related to you – i’m japanese, scotch and french. did your dad used to go to the oak bar on glenoaks?
My German lessons say it’s pronounced ‘sch-ooht-ts-uh’ (schütze)
Also, that line is hilarious. I wish I could do that. ¬_¬;
I had a really crappy day today and re-reading your comic is just what I needed to turn a frown into a gigantic goofy smile.
Thanks. It really helped. 🙂
Wow your style has totally changed since you started this webcomic JefBot. Its like a trip down memory lane or something. 😀
crazy, right? funny, it didn’t seem like my style was changing much in the past year-and-a-half while i was doing it. interested to see where it goes in the next couple’a years. 🙂
That is possibly the best response to the unfortunately inevitable question of “what are you?”* presented to those of mixed nationality!
*It still stuns me every time someone asks this with those exact words, without having any idea of how offensive it is.
you know I am the Axis powers made flesh would be a great line for a super villain
I’m Italian and Japanese too!!!
No one ever belives you when you tell them…
i feel your pain i actually have all three and so many other evil nations in my blood AND I WILL KILL ANYONE WHO DEFYS ME!!
1st – Awesome.
2nd – I thought for sure that I was gonna have to go back through a whole assload of comics and read them all giddily from the beginning.
BUT NOPE! I ONLY HAD TO READ 2! MUAHAHA!
I’m a 2nd generation German-American. My boyfriend’s family is almost entirely of Polish origin. I tell people I invaded him.
Funnily enough, my relatives in Germany were not amused when I made that joke.
Yep, I literally LOLed on this one:)